I find that sometimes when I'm under stress I might bite my
lip or tongue, or I might try to resist the urge to breath out my
mouth (kind of like hyperventilation I guess) in order to hide the
fact that I am experiencing stress.
Recently I've been allowing myself to breathe out my mouth
when I'm stressed, instead of trying to suppress myself by biting my
tongue. I think that suppressing breathing and allowing stress to build up
probably exacerbates conditions such as dry eye syndrome, photophobia,
myopia, and any other condition affected by stress.
It seems that mouth breathing for short periods
of time might serve as a useful signal for determining your
stress level. For example, you would probably breath deeper or more quickly
when under stress.
It's important to note the negative effects that chronic mouth
breathing and lip biting might have on TMD:
clinicians believe strongly that oral habits such as tongue thrusting,
mouth breathing, wide yawning, and nail, lip, or cheek biting, can
precipitate a problem.
Their argument is that putting the jaw in an abnormal position may weaken
and wear down the structures of the joint in the same way a jogger's knees
may eventually be damaged as the result of continuous stress. "
Can continuously biting one's own lips and tongue...
- The Hyperacusis Network Message Board
It's important to note that chronic mouth
breathing can lead to a whole bunch of problems:
“If carbon dioxide is
lost too quickly, as in mouth breathing, oxygen absorption is
bypasses the nasal mucosa and makes regular breathing difficult.
During sleep, it predisposes one to loud snoring and irregular
breathing and can lead to a serious condition called Sleep Apnea and heart conditions…
Also, when mouth breathing,
the brain thinks carbon dioxide is being lost too quickly and sensing this,
will stimulate the goblet cells to produce mucous, slow the breathing
and cause constriction of blood vessels…
Breathing through the
nose also limits air intake and forces one to SLOW down. Proper nose
breathing reduces hypertension and stress for most [not all] people.
Kind of like a speed control ( governor) on a car engine…
The nostrils and
sinuses filter and warm the air going into the lungs. The mouth breather
bypasses this. The sinuses produce nitric oxide (NO) which is a
pollutant but harmful to bacteria in small doses…
Mouth breathing also
accelerates water loss increasing possible dehydration…
Snoring is a major social problem. It can
also lead to major medical problems if snoring and mouth breathing combine
to cause irregular breathing during sleep…
What you do during
waking hours carries over into sleep. Any opportunity for mouth breathing inhaling
or exhaling will increase the chances of mouth breathing during sleep.
Hospital studies have established that nocturnal mouth breathing is a
primary cause of loud snoring. snoring is precursor to sleep
apnea and apnea a precursor to heart attacks and dying in one's sleep...
Chin-Up Strips are safe, inexpensive and easy to
use. In fact, if you mouth breathe during waking hours you
will want to
during the Exercises in the Optimal Breathing Improvement Program
AS WELL AS
They are by now in many
drug stores in the US. Ask your druggist for them.
We include a sample in our Sleep program…
Lessening of the
common cold is another good reason for nose breathing…
Get the click here.. Secrets of Optimal Natural Breathing
manual for specific exercises, ergonomics, and techniques to
develop or aid nose breathing…
SINUS blockage and
difficulty nose breathing. What would make spinal fluid
leak out of your nose? Dr. Hanson: In patients who’ve had a head
injury, their dura, which is the leathery material that surrounds the brain
and encloses it, can tear and they can have cerebral spinal fluid leaking
through the dura into the nose. They can also have the same problem after sinus
surgery. In both cases, there’s a potential for bacteria to get into
the lining of the brain, which is obviously a bad thing…
· COLDS AND THE FLU:
· SINUS CONGESTION:
POST NASAL DRIP:
· EYE AND EAR PROBLEMS:
Sleeping on one's
back is helpful as
it helps maintain a consistent body position and allows gravity to assist the
mucous to drain into the throat and not getting built up in the sinuses and
nose. Our Sleep Program has several exercises to train one to go
to sleep on one's back and stay there throughout the night. Some may
find that sleeping on the back makes them snore more. This does not
mean that sleeping on the back is bad only that snoring is even more
important issue and should be addressed in several ways that we
address in our sleep program. …
Oral breathing increases pH [of blood?] and vocal effort by superficial
drying of vocal fold mucosa…”